Tucked away, off a main road, is the beautiful 1600 acre, Anastasia State Park. Situated on a peninsula on Anastasia Island, 4 miles of pristine beach awaits. Not only do beach goers have this beautiful beach to enjoy, but there a variety of actives that are sure to cater to any out door enthusiast.
The beautiful expansive beach at Anastasia State Park is the perfect location to sit back, enjoy the warmth of the sun and the sound of the crashing waves. Take a swim in the refreshing cool water or a casual stroll down the beach to collect sea shells or maybe even a shark tooth. You never know what little treasures may wash up.
Visitors can walk the nature trails and wind through the dunes. There are tidal marshes and hammock perseveres to explore as well. It is a great way to spot some of the natural wild life, such as birds and turtles. There are plenty of picnic areas so pack a lunch and make a day of it. Want to keep the day even more fun and easy, don’t worry about bringing lunch and just hit up the Island Beach Shop and Grill.
Feeling a little more adventurous? There are a variety of recreational activities that visitors enjoy; such as biking, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding to name a few. Conveniently, rentals are available on location at the concession stand. A favorite past time for locals and visitors is inshore fishing. With a Florida Fishing License, you are allowed to fish at the Salt Run. It is great place to chase redfish.
Love a weekend get away? Camping is a great way to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors. Anastasia State Park offers a full-facility campground with showers and bathrooms. They have 139 campsites shaded beneath the trees.
Anastasia State Park is also a great location to host special events or gathering, like family reunions, birthday parties, and even weddings! They have picnic pavilions, playgrounds, restrooms, and best of all parking!!! It creates the perfect back drop for any special occasion.
A fun little fact: Located at the park entrance, visitors can find the protected historical site of the Spanish Coquina Quarries. This archeological site dates back to the 1700’s and was the primary source of coquina. This coquina was used to build the Castillo de San Marcos as well as many other buildings throughout St. Augustine.
Open 365 days a year, this gem of a location offers visitors a variety of actives to enjoy. Soak up the sun and scenery at Anastasia State Park on your next visit!